Old Duettiste Wins: Wins Brook Cup Steeplechase, Feature at Belmont Park, Daily Racing Form, 1924-09-16


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I 1 ; . : ; ; . OLD DUETTISTE WINS Wins Brook Cup Steeplechase, Feature at Belmont Park. Jockey Mahoney Badly Injured By Fall Dinna Care Triumphs Over Rigel. BELMONT PARK, NEW YORK, N. Y., Sept 15. Duettiste, with the Prince of Wales looking on from a vantage point in the infield, was winner of the Brook Cup Steeplechase at Belmont Park today. It was the closing feature of the Westchester Racing Association meeting and the prince was escorted to the infield by Joseph E. Widener, owner of the winner. The heir to the British throne had seen Duettiste perform in the Liverpool Grand National on the other side and he took a decided interest in the race. The race was over the two and a half mile route and was worth 0,125 to the winner in addition to the ?250 trophy. There were three mishaps in the running when W. G. Wilsons Lieutenant Seas was bumped and fell on the flat with W. Mahoney. J. B. Smiths Autumn Bells unseated B. Kleeger at the twelfth fence and the Irish filly, Melra, racing for A. C. Bostwick, fell at the last jump with G. Smoot. Smoot and Kleeger escaped injury and walked from the field, but Mahoney was struck by a galloping horse, after he had fallen and was taken from the course in the ambulance seriously hurt There was something of a drop in the temperature but a goodly crowd was out The track was at its best and the sport worthy, with plenty of interest from the running of the first race to the last LIEUTENANT SEAS FALLS. Ten raced in the Brook Cup and it was the Middle Neck Farms Caribinier that raced to second place with the Greentree Stables Damask just nosing out Houdini, a stablemate to Duettiste for the short end of the prize. The Oak Ridge Stables mare, Isis, was the one to cut out the running from the drop of the flag but Dolly Byers was never far away with Duettiste and the old son of Eth-elbert was at his best. At the front field liverpool, the second turn of the course, and when Isis was tiring from her pacemaking, she swerved sharply in front of Duettiste and it would have thrown down a less clever horse. The old fellew escaped by his alertness and it was shortly after that fence that Lieutenant Seas was tripped up on the flat and went down with Mahoney. At the lower end of the field there was a general closing up on the mare and she was soon swallowed up. Carabinier had been following the others and there McNair took him outside of the others, to find clear racing room, and he began to close on the others. The field went to the twelfth fence closely bunched, and it was there that Autumn Bells was bumped and Kleeger thrown from the saddle. At the next jump Duettiste had gone into command and Byers sent him along into a good lead that left no doubt of the result of the race. Houdini worked his way into second place and for an instant it looked as though the stable would Continued on sixteenth page. OLD DUETTISTE WINS Continued from first page. bo first and second. Then, McNair, after working his way up on the outsido with Cara-binier, cut the corner into the front field and ho was with Houdini and forcing him to give up his best. Haynes was hard at work on Damask, but the Greentree Stable jumper was not showing the foot that marked his last race. Carabinier continued to close in resolute fashion but Duettiste was safely home and second place was the best he could accomplish and then right at the end Damask nosed out Houdini in a fierce drive to take third. One real disappointment of the race was Melra. This filly was kept far out of the running by G. Smoot and she landed from her fences badly as he took her up instead of permitting her to run. It was in marked contrast to her previous races. Finally she went down at the last fence. The seven-eighths dash that was the third offering was under claiming handicap conditions and it brought together a first-class field. Dina Care, from the Glen Riddle Stable, was rather an easy winner over the Rancocas Stables Rigel with William Martins Valador third and W. J. Boths Skyscraper fourth. And there was a bit of excuse for Skyscraper for he was slightly cut off in the running and a bandage he was wearing came loose in the race and bothered him a bit P. S. P. Randolphs King Albert was an easy winnner of the mile and sixteenth of the Whitestone Handicap under an excellent ride by Steve ODonnell. E. F. Cooneys Athelstan raced to second place and F. M. Kelleys Friday 13th beat Frank Browns Hephaistos, the only other starter. Old Normal was winner of the mile and an eighth for platers that was the fifth offering. He was winner by a comfortable margin while Maryland Belle just beat H. S. Bowns Overtake for second place and the Somerset Stables Bar Gold was a close fourth. The opening race was a six furlong dash for two-year-olds of the selling plater variety. It resulted in a lucky victory for VV. J. Boths Gad over Robert L. Gerrys Dick Whittington, while Charles Ferraros Zero Hour saved third place from Clonaslee; The -victory of Gad was lucky. Dick Whittington was much better than the winner and was only beaten through bad racing luck. After beginning well, he was pinched off and shuffled back several lengths. Then on the stretch turn he was bumped. Overcoming all this he was wearing the winner down with every stride in the last sixteenth. Gad was away well and raced Clonaslee and Maddenstown into submission, but at the end was quitting badly and it was only her early speed that saw her safely home. Zero Hour was never far away from the leaders and had no excuse. While it was feared at first that W. Ma-honey was seriously hurt when he fell with Lieutenant Seas, a later examination revealed that he had escaped with a broken rib where he had been hit by Carabinier after he had fallen. Thomas McCreery, trainer for Julius Fleischmanns Middleneck Farm, will sail for France this week and he may execute some commissions for Mr. Fleischmann while abroad. Mr. Fleischmann has not met with the success he deserves this year, but he is a good, game sportsman and it is intimated that he will increase his stable considerably-before next year and show his silks on the flat as well as through the field.

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